Slavery’s Untold Stories in the Era of Trump and M4BL (27 October)

“U.S. Slavery’s Untold Stories in the Era of Trump and M4BL” Registration Open This one-day workshop will be held on Friday 27th October 2017 at the University of Liverpool, with support from the Royal Historical Society and the Centre for the Study of International Slavery. A link to the day’s timetable and registration can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/us-slaverys-untold-stories-in-the-era-of-trump-and-m4bl-tickets-37913722966

CFP: Edited Collection “Surveillance, Architecture and Control: Discourses on Spatial Culture” (20 November)

Call for Papers: Edited Collection Surveillance, Architecture and Control: Discourses on Spatial Culture As our current political and cultural climate elucidates, the modern world has become increasingly fascinated by surveillance systems. Popular television series’ such as Westworld and The Handmaid’s Tale speak of our fears of being controlled by those watching us, whilst remastered movies such as Blade Runner 2049 harness…

CFP: American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2018 (20 October)

American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2018 The forty-fourth annual conference of the American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association will be held at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford from Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 January 2018. The keynote speaker will be Professor Marc J. Hetherington (Vanderbilt University) http://www.vanderbilt.edu/political-science/bio/marc-hetherington There is…

CFP: Philip Roth and Forms of Political Violence (1 September 2018)

Philip Roth and Forms of Political Violence Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2018 In recent years, worldwide political events have caused Western readers and writers to reconsider concepts of political violence in both global and domestic terms. Although Roth wrote many of his novels before the turn of the century, when the most current manifestations…

Job: Lecturer in English with a specialisation in Postcolonial and Global Literatures in English (5 November)

Maynooth University is one of the four constituent universities of the National University of Ireland and in 2017 was placed in the global top 50 universities under 50 years old in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Formally established as an autonomous university in 1997, but tracing its origins to the foundation of the…

Job: Lecturer in Humanities and Widening Participation Academic Officer (9 November)

Full time/Fixed term. The Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities at UEA is seeking to appoint a new Lecturer in Humanities and Widening Participation Academic Officer. The role focuses on the development and delivery of University and school-based outreach academic sessions on and off campus and of support within the School. The role holder will act as…

AHRC Midlands3Cities PhD funding (15 January 2018)

AHRC Midlands3Cities PhD funding for UK/EU students The AHRC-funded Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M3C) brings together six leading universities in the Midlands region: the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, De Montfort University, University of Leicester, Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham. M3C provides combined research expertise for the professional and personal development…

Exhibition: Not as it is Written: Black Pittsburgh in Voice and Image (7 October – 1 December 2017)

Newcastle University is pleased to announce a new civil rights themed exhibition and app as part of Freedom City 2017 (freedomcity2017.com), the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s honorary degree from the university. Please circulate the news of the app especially to interested colleagues and students, and consider using it…

Funding: PhD in Literary History (Race/Representation/Justice/Cultural Activism), Nottingham Trent University

PhD in Literary History (Race/Representation/Justice/Cultural Activism) Overview Applications are welcomed from prospective students to research under the supervision of Professor Sharon Monteith, a Leverhulme Fellow writing a literary history of the US civil rights movement who has supervised c. 30 PhD students to successful completion. Proposals should focus on literary history in the cultural context…

Registration open: Pursuing the Rooseveltian Century (1 November)

On 30 November – 1 December, the Roosevelt Institute for American Studies (formerly the Roosevelt Study Center) in Middelburg, The Netherlands, will host its annual conference, entitled ‘Pursuing the Rooseveltian Century.’ The conference seeks to explore a new interpretation of the history of United States in the twentieth century, by re-casting it as a ‘Rooseveltian Century’,…